EP 249 Divided Politics, Divided Nation

This episode, along with the next we will post, examine how hard it is to go home when the politics of the times are as rancorous as they are.  Given the transient American culture, many of one generation leave home both physically and culturally. Returning to that place can be unsettling and dissonant, as American politics has turned into a blood sport.  Darrell West, author of ‘Divided Politics, Divided Nation ‘ tries to bridge the gap as one who left a conservative dairy farm upbringing for the halls of academe in the East. He writes a heartfelt account of the tribes we have entered into and how we might try to find some common ground.  He explores how we have reached this boiling point and how we might turn some of the noise down in the best interests of the nation.